Just months after moving to New York for good from England, John Lennon appeared at a December 1971 benefit gig for families of inmates killed in the infamous Attica prison uprising wearing this ‘You Are Here’ T-shirt.
The slogan encapsulated his and wife Yoko Ono’s take on life – carpe diem, seize the moment – as well as being the title of one of Yoko’s exhibitions.
Two years later, Lennon included a track called ‘You Are Here’ on the Mind Games album, prefacing the statement with ‘Wherever you are…’.
In an interview with Melody Maker he summed up his existential philosophy thus: ‘All the Bibles, Jesuses, gurus, poets and artists have ever said to people is that this minute is the one that counts; not tomorrow or yesterday.
"That's the whole game. There's no other time but the present. Anything else is a waste of time.’
This John Lennon T-shirt is fully licensed, endorsed and made from the softest, prewashed and shrunk cotton jersey. This has been faithfully reproduce from the original articles as tracked down by Worn Free from archive images.
In an ideal world every order we ship out would be perfect in every way, however we know from from time to time either we send out an incorrect item or you're simply not happy with an item when it arrives. Because of this we have a returns policy that lets you know, in addition to your statutory rights, how to go about returning goods to us that you aren't happy with.
You can return any item bought at Loudclothing.com to us within fourteen days of receipt and get a refund or have the item exchanged. You can return it because you simply don't like it, because it didn't fit, because of a manufacturing fault or because we sent an item in error. Simply return it to us at:
1 Brook Street
and we'll sort out the exchange or refund. Please remember to enclose your contact details and why you are returning the item to us.
BEYOND OUR 14 DAY GUARANTEE PERIOD
Sadly once the 14 day guarantee period has passed we can only accept items back that clearly have manufacturing faults. We aren't able to take back items that don't fit, where shipped wrongly or you simply didn't like once our guarantee period has ended. If your item has a manufacturing fault return it to the address above detailing the problem and we'll do our best to resolve it for you.
EXCEPTIONS TO RETURNS POLICY
There are one or two exceptions to our returns policy. Sadly we aren't able to accept returned items that have clearly been worn and washed (unless there is a manufacturing fault with them) or are soiled or dirty. We can't accept items back that (in our opinion) have been deliberately damaged or have been subject to excessive wear and tear. All returned items must be in un-worn condition and should be returned with the original packaging.
LOST THE RETURNS FORM PRINTED ON YOUR DELIVERY NOTE?
If you've misplaced the returns form printed on the back of your delivery note you can download one here.
Simply enter the details required and press "Tell a Friend".